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CHÂTEAU RIEUSSEC


1er Grand Cru Classé de Sauternes et Barsac
White • 2017
SAUTERNES
75 cl Bottle
Alcohol content : 14°

55,00 

In stock


Clic Vin advices

Food / Wine Pairing

This wine will suit
Dessert, Foie gras, Cheeses

Taste

You will find this wine
Fruity, Sweet, Supple

Type of meal

You will enjoy this wine during
Aperitif, Candle light dinner, Business dinner, Family dinners, Celebration meal, Slumber party

The Estate

For the 1855 classification, M. Mayne was the owner of the estate. The quality of the Rieussec soil earned its ranking as a first growth Sauternes and Barsac. After that date, Rieussec’s history involves many changes of owners and finally Château Rieussec was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1984. The estate then consisted of 110 hectares, 68 hectares of which were vines. To enhance Château Rieussec’s potential, rigorous measures were implemented, including meticulous sorting of the grapes and fermenting in barrels, which provides a much finer selection for the blending of the Grand Vin.

Blend

83% Sémillon, 17% Sauvignon

Tasting Notes

Wine Advocate-Parker :
A blend of 83% Semillon and 17% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2017 Rieussec is pale to medium lemon-gold colored. To begin, the nose blows you away with intense lemon tart, lime cordial, mango and quince notes followed by a second wave of floral, orange blossoms and honeysuckle scents, and then notes of crushed rocks, crème caramel and marzipan join the party. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is still very tightly wound with concentrated sweetness and a racy backbone to match, delivering layer upon layer of citrus and savory flavors, finishing on a persistent mineral note.

Ratings & Awards

Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) : 97 / 100

J. Robinson : 17 / 20

J. Suckling : 98 / 100

Vinous – A. Galloni : 94-97 / 100

Wine Spectator : 93 / 100